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How to make a cheap DIY temperature controlled multi-purpose brewing cupboard

Like most people, we don't have the luxury of unlimited space at home for our hobbies, and again we have the minor problem of lack of indoor space to brew our beer and wine in the cooler autumn months ready for Christmas. So, here is the challenge – to make a brewing cupboard that can go in the garage or shed and also be useful when not being used for brewing. Oh, and not forgetting another major point – it has to be cheap! In theory we want an insulated box with a heater to keep the chill off, and...

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Top secret elderflower cordial recipe revealed!

Well it's that time of year again – the sun is finally shining and nature is starting to burst forth. This can only mean one thing – Elderflower season is coming!  We’ve finally decided to reveal our family recipe for Elderflower Cordial as we think it makes the best Elderflower Cordial we have ever tasted. As always we are here to help so have included some top tips for you as well. Recipe You will need: 35 fresh elderflower heads 2 oranges roughly sliced 2 lemons roughly sliced 2 oz. / 60g of Citric Acid 3 pints / 1.7 litres...

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EasiYo Yoghurt Guide

Making EasiYo yoghurt is extremely simple - all you do is: 1. Half-fill your yogurt jar with room temperature, drinking water. Add the contents of a yogurt sachet, pop on the lid and give it a good shake. Fill the jar up with more water to the fill line about 5mm from the top, screw the lid back on and shake again. 2. Push the red plastic insert spacer down inside the Yogurt Maker as far as it can go. (Check the correct side is facing up - it is marked) and pour boiling water into the Yogurt Maker to...

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How to Brew Beer - 123 Guide

Welcome to the Bigger Jugs Simple Brewing Guide. Ask 100 brewers (professional or amateur) how to brew the perfect beer and you will get 100 different answers. What’s more, they are all probably correct, as your choice of beer is most definitely down to personal taste. From Lager to Bitter and on to Stout, or any of the dark or light ales in between, the choice is almost infinite. Fortunately, the brewing process for all of these is basically the same and that process can be made even simpler by using a brewing kit. What follows here is the simplest...

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